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After all those days at home behind a screen, it is very nice to finally do some hands-on experimenting with projections and different layers of transparent fabrics... Nature

07.12.2021 at 17:33 by Pauline Fer

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Work in progress for a children's tour Work in Progress

25.11.2021 at 09:35 by Annika Jacobs

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Barefoot in an exhibition? Together with the Stapferhaus, we are looking at what this means for the perception of the visitors... Nature

24.11.2021 at 18:23 by Robin Schijfs

With a few kickoff days (and nights) in the mountains of Switzerland, we have firmly started the draft design for the new Nature exhibition at the Stapferhaus! Nature

30.09.2021 at 11:09 by Robin Schijfs

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Super exiting moment discovering the panels of the « 4 visions on the Anthropocene » box we made for the Vienna Biennal 2021! Work in Progress

12.05.2021 at 12:00 by Lea Chenot

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A big empty space, right before installing all exhibits at WeTheCurious! Project What If

01.02.2021 at 12:19 by Ina Meininghaus

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Safety vs. functionality: looking for the best headphones to use in a factory Expedition HVC

07.01.2021 at 17:39 by Roel Bolhuis

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The new temporary exhibition in House of European History is 'under construction' Fake (f)or Real

07.01.2021 at 17:32 by Tsur Reshef

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The last steps before the Coronel Pavilion at the Portuguese-Israeli Cemetery Beth Haim is opened! Coronel pavilion

29.11.2020 at 14:30 by Remco Swart

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All in good hands with Fiction Factory Museum of the Mind

07.11.2020 at 17:32 by Femke Bijlsma

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"Who Cares?" The first model for a personal story in the upcoming exhibition on the Mind Museum of the Mind

20.08.2020 at 11:45 by Robert van der Linde

Visiting Paleis Het Loo together with Ina, to get an impression of the new exhibition spaces that are currently under construction. Het Loo palace

22.06.2020 at 14:08 by Robin Schijfs

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Very slowly, the new 'inside' of the east wing of Het Loo Palace is becoming visible. Het Loo palace

22.06.2020 at 14:06 by Robin Schijfs

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Last trip before Corona Lockdown: Usomo from Berlin calibrating their audio tracking system in the Polder of Texel next to the bunker. Torn Island

22.06.2020 at 10:32 by Michel de Vaan

How to become invisible? Prototyping together with WeTheCurious at Bruns Project What If

17.03.2020 at 15:33 by Ina Meininghaus

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Prototyping a rainbow crystal sphere for one of the new exhibit constellations at WeTheCurious. Project What If

12.03.2020 at 09:51 by Ina Meininghaus

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Brainstorm sessions United Arab Emirates Pavilion

10.02.2020 at 14:58 by Alejandra Calderon

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Imagining a new interactive in Al Ain Oasis! House of Artisans

10.02.2020 at 14:46 by Alejandra Calderon

No Cities
no Future

Making City

International Architecture Biennale, Rotterdam (NL)

Kossmanndejong has designed the main exhibition, Making City, of the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. Making City shows how the city of tomorrow could emerge and the role designers can play in this process. The exhibition presents the city as an opportunity, not as a problem. It is exactly the city that can offer a convincing response to the challenges of the twenty-first century. But then we first have to manage to design and organise the city in a different way. Current projects from over thirty cities across the world show how that may be feasible.

Location
Rotterdam (NL)
Client
Nederlands Architectuurinstituut (NAi)
Year
2012
Surface
1100 m2
Status
Temporary
Role
Concept, Spatial design, Graphic design
Concept
KDJ together with Architecture Workroom Brussels
Exhibition builders
Kloosterboer Decor
Prints canvases
Blomsma Print & Sign
Light design, AV
Rapenburg Plaza
Design Centre Stage


The world is becoming urban at a terrifying rate. Around 2050 over seven of the world’s nine billion people will live in cities. This unavoidable urbanisation poses enormous political, social, economic and environmental challenges. At the same time cities offer the solutions for twenty-first-century issues. The city is our future, but only if it is governed, designed and planned better than is the case now. Making City explores future city scenarios and puts design centre stage.

Spatial Manifesto

The spatial manifesto Making City has been exhibited in the NAI’s main hall in Rotterdam for five months. Thirty-three projects from all over the world were showing current thinking about cities. Upon entering the exhibition the visitors started their journey in the central space, where titillating quotes about urbanisation and a brief introductory film were presented. This film, and a series of monumental photographs immediately highlighted what the exhibition was about: the city of tomorrow and the role of designers.
Graphic lines on the floor led the visitors from the introduction space along the thirty-three projects. The projects have been grouped around to nine themes, and are very diverse in the way they are being presented. Walking along all the themes and projects, the visitors get to know the challenges and solutions around the topic of urbanisation.

Living Collection

The projects that were being presented in the exhibition reflected developments as they were taking place. As some projects continued to develop they were updated in the course of the exhibition.